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Medal of Honor recipients

A look at the past seven recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for valor, from Iraq and Afghanistan. All of the awards so far have been given posthumously. To read more on each U.S. service member who has died in Iraq or Afghanistan, click here.

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Receiving Medal of Honor is bittersweet, soldier says
Article | The first living service member to receive the Medal of Honor for action during any war since Vietnam described the experience Wednesday as bittersweet during a videoconference at the Pentagon.
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Medal of Honor awarded posthumously to Air Force service member for Laos action
Article | At a secret military installation on a mountain top in Laos more than 40 years ago, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger fought to save the lives of three wounded soldiers, only to be fatally wounded as the helicopter that carried his men to safety came under fire as it lifted off.
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Medal of Honor awarded to Green Beret for sacrifice in Afghan fight
Article | Wounded and running out of ammunition, Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller battled a force of more than 100 insurgents in Afghanistan, allowing his fellow soldiers to seek cover from a blistering attack in 2008.

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